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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (2020): The Things I Liked…

Sonic The Hedgehog (2019), Paramount Pictures
Sonic The Hedgehog (2019), Paramount Pictures

The fun trailer, ’being a fan of old school Jim Carrey’ and 90s nostalgia are the main reasons I was drawn to Sonic The Hedgehog; a story about a super fast alien hedgehog. One who must avoid government capture, with the help of a small town cop named Tom (James Marsden). 

As director Jeff Fowler’s movie played, I soon realised that there are only really two things that kept me watching and somewhat enthused. The first is  Marsden’s character. I just generally enjoy Marsden’s roles. The second is Adam Pally as Wade. His dialogue reminded me of how much I really enjoyed his work as Dr. Peter Prentice on The Mindy Project.

I’m definitely not saying that any of the other actors were bad. It’s just that I didn’t find most of the story and particularly the dialogue especially inspiring or fresh.

As for Carrey’s role as evil genius Dr. Robitnik, it turns out that seeing Carrey play a character similar to the ones I used to enjoy watching him play back in the 90s felt far too ‘same old, same old,’ rather than exciting and fun. 

I’m sure that fans of the Sonic The Hedgehog games will enjoy this movie that little bit more. Sadly for me, even with some good special effects, star power, and a few useful notes on loneliness and isolation, I didn’t find Sonic The Hedgehog to be as fun as I’d hoped.

Give it a chance if you’re especially curious. 

Happy Film Loving 

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SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (2020): New Trailer From Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Neal McDonough, Ben Schwartz…

Sonic The Hedgehog (2019), Jim Carey, Paramount Pictures
Sonic The Hedgehog (2019), Jim Carey, Paramount Pictures

Read my spoiler-free movie review of Sonic The Hedgehog (2019).


Jim Carrey, James Marsden, Neal McDonough and Ben Schwartz are the stars of new animation adventure Sonic The Hedgehog.

Directed by Jeff fowler, Marsden plays the cop who’ll help Sonic escape government capture so that Dr. Robotnik (Carey) won’t get to do experiments on Sonic.

I really, REALLY enjoyed this trailer. I enjoyed it for reasons including the fact that the movie looks really fun. Then there’s that great 90s nostalgia which is topped very nicely with Coolio’s classic, Gangster’s Paradise.

Last but not least, I’m very excited to see Carey in a role that’s reminiscent of so many of his great classic works, many of which came out in the 90s.

On a side note, Is it just me who half expected Sonic to be voiced by Ryan Reynolds?

Tika Sumpter, Leanne Lapp, Debs Howard, Elfina Luk, Shannon Chan-Kent and Frank C. Turner also star.

Sonic The Hedgehog Release Dates: February 14th, 2020 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving

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2 GUNS (2013): Denzel Washington & Mark Wahlberg Star In Fun Buddy Cop Movie.

2 Guns (2013), Denzel Washington, MarkWahlberg, Fried Chicken
2 Guns (2013), Denzel Washington, MarkWahlberg, Fried Chicken

The chemistry between Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington is the reason why 2 Guns is quite the thrill ride.

Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, you’ll enjoy the the action, humour, the buddy cop dynamic and Bill Paxton’s intense and terrifying turn as Earl.

Edward James Olmos, James Marsden, Robert John Burke and Paula Patton also star.

A very memorable moment is when Wahlberg’s character reveals who one of the bad guys reminds him of. I heard the words as I watched movie in the cinema/ theatre. The observation is so correct and well delivered that it stayed in my mind for the rest of the movie.

Watch it because it’s good.

Happy 2 Guns 🙂

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